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[Douglas Aircraft X-3 Supersonic Aircraft in Test Flights]


Published 1950s circa


Douglas X-3 supersonic plane in testflights
"flying stiletto"
VS takeoff, air-to-air, landing


Producer Universal-International Newsreel
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: Freestone Slice - - March 5, 2013
Subject: Unusual
I'm not an aviation buff (and therefore hardly an exhaustive source on the subject) but I've never seen a plane like the one shown in flight here. It does indeed have an experimental feel.

Oddly enough, I think I've seen far more shots of planes flying at altitude than I have of them taking off or landing. For some reason, it's most fascinating to see the plane here just after its takeoff as it floats across the ground.
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